In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(animal)bestia femininefiera femininebeast of burden — bestia / animal de carga masculine
- Birds and forest creatures were peaceful here; there, nothing but wild beasts and scavengers roamed the land.
- The huge antler spikes were within a few yards of her, and in a flash of numbing fear she remembered Mortimer's warning, to beware of horned beasts on the farm.
- According to him, this beast was quite an attraction at the farm and he said its presence will be missed.
- However, some residents were a bit apprehensive about having wild carnivorous beasts in their midst.
- They cannot accept that they are just beings the same as pets, farm beasts, flowers, insects et al.
- A beast is never so dangerous as when it is cornered or injured.
- Instead it sounded like the roar of a beast, deep and dangerous.
- Mile upon mile of fir and silver birch forests with not a human or beast to be seen.
- These are intelligent but domesticated beasts which have a telepathic link with their human riders, who are colonists on a distant planet.
- The media frenzy following her arrest portrayed an image of a person more beast than human.
- At once, they were a group of humans, not rabid beasts and they felt fear.
- These very early domesticated beasts looked much like aurochsen; they were large and of very similar morphology.
- These ancient, wild beasts have become pocket-money pets.
- On landing, the astronaut ‘will be able to deal with wild beasts, sharks and other dangerous animals or enemies’, the website reported.
- This was an irresistible combination - shame it had to close early but at least those noble beasts can enjoy the after show party down on the farm.
- The bovine beast had escaped from its pen in the Pattaya Naklua area in the early hours of the morning.
- Cages for beasts like tigers and lions are made of toughened glass with green plants inside.
- A few years ago he'd often spot the wooly beasts on a neighbouring farm with huge sores on their backsides, weak and hardly able to stand.
- These cunning warriors are trained from birth to hunt, track and trap the most dangerous beasts in the wild.
- The same can be said of many of the contenders, but lurking in the jungle are some dangerous beasts.
- A team from the farm and the auction mart spent several hours giving the beasts a wash and brush up before the sale on Tuesday.
- Then the movie literally stops and begins anew, retelling a mythic tale about a wild beast and the hunter who must kill it or be devoured by it.
- Under the fire of the sun, the world became green, the crops grew tall and strong, and the beasts of farm and field have grown fat and strong.
- A baby animal might seem cute but potential owners should remember that a nine-inch baby lizard could well turn into a dangerous beast five or six feet long.
- In Dawson, White Fang becomes an attraction, and people come to see the wild beast in the cage.
- For Overton the line between human and beasts was rather unclear.
- Shepherds, who tended their sheep in the forests, used to beat drums to ward off wild beasts from preying on the cattle.
- Many appeared to be mixtures of wild beasts and reptiles.
- If that was true, then these business people must be beasts in human form!
- According to him, the second category of people, which did not contribute to science and knowledge, are more like beasts than human beings.
- There was no room on the farm for any creature, man or beast, who could not perform its role.
- Sometimes, they were left to be eaten by insects or wild beasts.
- The Hokkaido wolf is a formidable beast but not dangerous to man as long as other prey is to be had for the killing.
- She stood up and opened the cage, the beast followed her out and stayed by her side.
- So how about a wild beast which is half lion and half tiger?
- They soon are left on their own, protecting their herds from lions and other wild beasts.
- But, as has been proved so often in the past, a wounded Wallaby makes a dangerous beast.
- It chilled me due to the fact that it sounded more beast like than human.
- If you get the cow near the top and push fast and heavily enough you'll tip the bovine beast.
- Used to be that farm beasts, cattle and sheep, sometimes even pigs, were herded into the fields after harvest, working over the stubble and roots.
- Remember, one principle about humanity: The human race is unlike any beast.
- After the horses were well tied up, the driver spent a few minutes feeding the beasts and devising a plan to store his cart.
- We conducted an impromptu windfall apple hunt, nearly as much fun as an Easter Egg hunt, and went to feed the greedy beasts.
2British informal(unkind person)don't be such a beast! — ¡no seas malo / asqueroso! informal
3US informal(sexually aggressive man)fiera feminine informal
- I also have nothing but praise for the police and law enforcement team - they did a great job and I am glad we have more tools such as DNA testing for catching and convicting sex beasts.
- But the second she became a traveling cohort she turned into a violent, raging beast.
- The tender scene made her more determined to help find this inhuman beast and stop him from shattering any more lives.
- That sentence was increased after the intervention of the Home Secretary, who instead insisted on a whole life tariff for the sex beast.
- I saw the transformation take place, the placid exterior to the violent, savage beast.
- To top all this off, my horoscope read that I am a cruel heartless beast of a person.
- Some will be so sociopathic that they can't be treated as anything other than dangerous beasts.
- However, his vapid surface concealed a beast, one that roared in violent protest.
- I have been the cruelest of beasts, lying to you and all.
- The guests of the banquet sway extraneously from portrayals as parasites, wild, carnivorous beasts and ravenous dogs to spoilt brats at a kid's party to well mannered socialites.
- She reminds us that French revolutionary leaders were often portrayed as wild beasts or savage tigers by critics at the time and that the tiger in the poem is located in a nightmarish industrial landscape.
4British informal(sth unpleasant)filing is a beast of a job — archivar es un trabajo odioso
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